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2 new teams functions – Did you know that…?

Learn about the 2 new Teams features in the blog post. – These are presented individually and are the continuation of the updates in March, April, May & June 2021.


2 new Teams functions

1. Put yourself in the spotlight

Organizers and speakers can now spotlight multiple people in a meeting so that their videos and profile pictures are pinned and stay pinned for everyone to see. It’s like pinning it for everyone in the session. If you’re an organizer, you can select up to seven people’s video feeds (including your own) to set this for everyone else in the meeting.

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  • You cannot bring a video to the foreground when the view is set to ”Large Catalog” or ”Together mode”.

  • If you record a meeting where a person’s video is recorded, the video will not be recorded in the recording. However, this is only a temporary limitation – we’ll keep you up to date with updates.



Video of another person in focus – There are different ways to do this:

  1. Option: Right-click the person’s video and select Spotlight from the menu (or add Spotlight if another person is already displayed in the Spotlight).
  2. Option: Select view participants to see a list of all the participants in the meeting. Find the name of the person whose video you want to highlight. Then right-click the person’s name and select Spotlight.


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To close: When you are ready to exit the Spotlight, right-click again and select exit Spotlight. If there are multiple people in the Spotlight, you can end the Spotlight display of all people under show participants.


Putting your own video in the spotlight – There are also two different ways to do this:

  1. Option: Right-click on your video and select “Spotlight me”.
  2. Option: Select show attendees, right-click your name, and then click Spotlight me.

Teams Funktionen


To close: Right-click again and select ” Stop Spotlight”.


2. Reports? – Now you can collect teams diagnostic logs even easier

Right-click the Teams icon in the taskbar and select “Select support files”. All desktop and debug logs are collected in a folder under downloads. This option also includes media logs if it is enabled in the settings. More information can be found here.


Now also new Teams Telefonie – Replace your old telephone system with a new one!


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